Gaelic Making a Comeback through Strait Regional School Board

Gaelic Core Class Regional

Now Gaelic is making a comeback.

The Dr. John Hugh Gillis Regional High School students are part of a growing trend in the Strait Regional School Board as more and more students jump for the chance to study Gaelic in the classroom.

‘I wanted to surprise [my great-grandmother]. I got a surprise too: the only Gaelic she knew were curse words’– Allie Stewart

Seven years ago Parr saw a posting online and leapt at the chance to teach her mother’s first language in Antigonish, which has a population just over 5,000.

What started as 15 students in a class has grown to include more than 300 students at seven schools in the district, including:

  • St. Andrews Consolidated School, a primary to Grade 6 school in St. Andrews
  • Bayview Education Centre, a primary to Grade 8 school in Port Hood
  • St. Andrew Junior School, a grade 5 to 8 school in Antigonish
  • Dr. John Hugh Gillis Regional High School, a grade 9 to 12 school in Antigonish
  • Antigonish Education Centre, a primary to Grade 4 school inAntigonish
  • Whycocomagh Education Centre, a primary to Grade 8 school inWhycocomagh
  • Dalbrae Academy, a grade 9 to 12 school in Mabou.
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