Arichat Academy student registers

Pictured is the former Arichat Academy, which was situated near where the municipal building now stands.

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

The following Prepatory Level students’ names are taken from the registers of Arichat Academy beginning in 1924. In 1928, the teacher was Sr. Marie Colambane:

Ethel Boucher

Anita Goyetche

Marie Martel

Elsie Malzard

Florence Mombourquette

John Latimer

Alexander Boucher

Carl Burton

John Angus Kennedy, Kenloch

George Sampson

Joseph Richard

Amedee Goyetche

From this point the students were designated as Intermediate and the teacher was Sister Cecile Marie.

Yvonne

Elsie Edwards

Cecile Richard

May Dort, Cole Harbour

Catherine Goyetche

Arthur Madden

Fred Goyetche

Larry LeBlanc

Bernadette Boucher

Rosie Madden

Marie Tyrrell

Elmire Goyetche

Eva LeBlanc

Edith Maloney

Lillian Petitpas

Emma Bonin

Alice Petitpas

Edith McGrat

Marie Bonin

Emeline Maubourquette

Simon Boucher

Cornelius Boucher

Arthur Stone

William LeBlanc

Philip Latimer

Francis Marie Jukes

Ina LeBlanc, New Waterford

Harold Maloney

James Tyrrell

Godfrey Bouche

Gustave Benoit

George Young

Elsie Malzard

Anita Goyetche

Ethel Boucher

Emma Petitpas

Florence Monbourquette

Elsie Edwards

Catherine Goyetche

Theophile Richard

Omer LeBlanc

Everett Burton

Fred Goyetche

Arthur Madden

Larry LeBlanc

Simon Boucher

May Dort, Cole Harbour

Harold Maloney

From this point the students were designated as Prepatory and the teacher was Sister Marie Colombane:

Philip Latimer

Amos Sampson

Leo Rancon

Godfrey Boucher

Joseph Richard

Francis Petitpas

Francis Britten

From this point the students were designated as Intermediate and the teacher was Sister Cecile Marie:

Rosie Madden

Bernadette Boucher

Cecile Richard