Raquell spears scholarship at Christ Church

Raquell Bin Rashid has been chased by sharks while spear fishing. He’s a record-breaking school athlete. He knows all the keyboard cheats. 

A Karajarri, Nimanburr, Bardi and Yawuru man, Raquell has received a scholarship to attend the prestigious Christ Church Grammar in Perth—and he starts year 8 in a couple of weeks! It’s a big move, Broome to Perth, but Raquell’s keen for the experience. In an essay explaining why, he writes,  

“I am a positive young boy who likes to take on new challenges and give it my best shot. I am very passionate about my sports, especially basketball and football …”

“I would like to be a leader and a good role model, especially for my people here in the Kimberley. I’m very keen to learn about other cultures and places. I want to learn to be independent from my family and to make them proud,” Raquell writes.

It’s no small thing, scoring a scholarship to Christ Church. The acceptance process is rigorous, nerve-wracking, demanding not only interviews of potential students, but also interviews of parents. Still, the Grammar has a strong record of supporting other Aboriginal kids from Broome.  

“My cousin Brodie Albert, and my Uncle, Jerry Ansey, also went to Christ Church. They spoke really highly of the school,” Raquell says.  

While he won’t get to spear any Bluebone or Spanish Flag down in Perth, there will be plenty of study, footy, basketball, and maybe even a few trips to Timezone!

“I want to follow my dreams to become an AFL player, or maybe a mechanic,” Raquell says.

KRED Enterprises is proud to support Raquell by awarding him a Nipper Tabagee Scholarship to help him achieve his dreams. For more info on the Nipper Tabagee Scholarships, head to the scholarship page on our website.