Arichat Academy student registers

As early as 1824 a functioning school existed in Arichat.

As early as 1824 a functioning school existed in Arichat. By 1834, the school faced insurmountable financial difficulties, and as a result, the creditors – primarily John Tyrrell, a prominent Arichat merchant – foreclosed on the property, but instead of closing it, Tyrrell hired two lay teachers. This continued until 1842 when the school was closed for want of a teacher.

In the summer of 1860, Les Freres des Ecoles Chretiennes began teaching the boys of Arichat Academy.

In 1865 the provincial government passed an act which designated the Brothers’ school and the convent as high schools. This meant that all teachers were required to take examinations in English and the brothers refused to submit to this. They resigned and were replaced by lay teachers, one of whom was Remi Benoit.

The following Primary Level students’ names are taken from the registers of Arichat Academy beginning in 1924. In 1927, the teacher was Sr. Marie du Cenache.

Amedee Goyetche, Alcide

Walter Petitpas, Walter

Joseph Richard, Pierre

Simon LeBlanc, Casimir

Wallace Martel, Joseph

Edouard Leblanc, Andre

Raymond Richard, Pierre

Napoleon Benoit, Joseph

Jean LeBlanc, Edouard

Hilford Burton, Arthur

Phyllis Walsh, Mrs. Stella, Sydney

Freddie Thurgood, Albert

Hazel Thurgood, Albert

Eva May Girroir, Jean Baptiste,

West Arichat

Dorothy Young, Frank

Germaine Goyetche, Alcid

Mark Maloney, Wallace

Kathleen Girroir, Mrs. A.G. MacDonald,


Agnes David, John, Boston

Blanche Richard, Pierre

James MacDonald, Mrs. Stephen

From this point on the teacher was

Sr. Cecile Marie

Theophile Richard, Pierre

Everett Burton, Bertie

Omer LeBlanc, Godfrey

George Samson, George Petitpas

Leo Rancon, Charles

Harold Maloney, Wallace

Wilbert Stone, Charles

Emma Petitpas, Walter

Ethel Boucher, Simon

Anita Goyetche, Alcid

Marie Martel, Joseph

Elsie Malzard, Charles

Florence Maubourquette, Simon

Henri Theriault, Alphonse

Alfred Goyetche, Alcide

Arthur Madden, William

Lawrence LeBlanc, Mrs. Albany

Simon Boucher, Albert

Yvonne Martel, Joseph

Elsie Edwards, Edward

Cecile Richard, Pierre

May Dort, Joseph, Cole Harbour

John Stone, Charles

Billie LeBlanc, Mrs. Albany

Arthur Stone, Charles

Cornelius Boucher, Albert

Bernadette Boucher, Albert

Catherine Goyetche, Alphonse

John Latimer, George

Philip Latimer, George

Rudolphe Latimer, George

James Tyrrell, Jack

Jeannette Hureau, Thomas

May McCarthy, Joseph A.,

Lower River Inhabitants

Eva Burton, Bertie

Ivan Shaw, Thomas

Germaine Goyetche, Alcide

Edith Terrio, Mrs. May

Marie Benoit, Mrs. Joseph

Eva May Girroir, Jean Baptiste,

West Arichat

Hazel Thurgood, Albert

Ulysse LeBlanc, Godfrey

Lila Young, Frank

Edna Boudreau, Daniel

Agathe LeBlanc, Godfrey