There are so many ways in which science is global. We share common systems, such as the oceans and atmosphere. We share common challenges, too. How will science help to meet the challenge of providing nutritious food for all, and tackle the causes and effects of disease? What contributions will science make in meeting the ever-increasing demand for raw materials as populations increase and expectations rise? We must prepare the adults of tomorrow to participate in tackling these challenges head-on.
We acknowledge the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples of Australia as the traditional owners and custodians of the land of our schools. We are inspired and nurtured by their wisdom, spirituality and experience. We commit ourselves to actively work alongside them for reconciliation and justice. We pay our respects to the Elders; past, present and future. As we take our next step we remember the first footsteps taken on this sacred land.