Key appointments at Cistercian College Roscrea

We are delighted to announce the appointments of Gavin Clark and Felix Ross as College President and Head of Boarding respectively.

College President

Earlier this year, we began the process to recruit a President for the College. This is a new role, but a key position to deliver on our ambitious strategy that aims to create a distinctive positioning for the College by blending holistic, contemporary education with the existing strengths of CCR to prepare young men for the challenges and opportunities ahead of them and enabling Roscrea to reach its full potential.

We are delighted to have appointed Gavin Clark as President of CCR. Gavin is a highly experienced teacher and education leader, having worked in Scotland, Qatar, New Zealand and Malaysia – both in day and boarding schools. He brings a proven track record of successfully leading educational institutions and joins us from the International School of Penang, one of the most distinguished schools in Malaysia.

A fellow Celt and a keen sportsman, Gavin grew up in the North East of Scotland and holds a Diploma in Education from the University of Aberdeen, a Master of Educational Leadership from the University of Waikato and a MA in Management from Aberdeen.

Gavin, his wife Cherie and their two boys are looking forward to making Ireland their new home and even trying their hands at hurling.

Head of Boarding

Earlier this year we were devastated by the passing of our Head of Boarding Gary Halpin, who left an indelible mark on us all. We are very fortunate to have Felix Ross join us from Glenstal Abbey School to take up the role, bringing his experience as Senior Housemaster and Head of Rugby.

A highly motivated education and sports professional with 10 years of experience, Felix is committed to a personal ethos based on the confluence of academic excellence and extra-curricular achievement to mould second-level students into well-rounded and ethically sound individuals. He also has extensive boarding experience across different year groups and is committed to the welfare and development of each individual student.