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 Chaplaincy Support Services

A Chaplaincy service is available to the Silkstone State School community 3 days per week.  This service is made available through the support of NSCSWP and community funds.  This service provides pastoral care and spiritual support to students and families. Our school chaplain is also actively in involved school activities and is an integral part of our Student Support Services team aimed at supporting students and families. Breakfast club and lunch time programs, including a games room to support students in the junior school, are examples of aspects of the service provided.   Our Chaplaincy service also provides our school with a link to local community churches and support groups.  Consent is given by parents for students to voluntarily access the chaplaincy service.



Religious Instruction
Religious instruction (RI) is offered at the school and is conducted on Fridays.  The faith group/s that provide/s religious instructors to deliver an authorised program is/are listed below:
Arrangements for programs
Participating faith group/s
Name of authorised program
Cooperative program
  • Baptist Church of Australia
  • Beacon Community Baptist Church
  • Catalyst Church
  • Central Presbyterian Church
  • Churches of Christ in QLD
  • Glebe Road Uniting Church
  • Good News Company
  • Raceview Congregational Church
  • Sacred Heart Catholic Church
  • Silkstone Baptist
  • St John’s Lutheran Church
  • St Mary’s Catholic Church
  • St Pauls Anglican Parish of Ipswich
  • St Pauls Anglican Parish of Ipswich
  • The Salvation Army
  • Toowoomba City Church
  • Trinity Uniting Church
  • Vision Family Church
  • Whitehill Church of Christ
Christian Religious Instruction
Parents of child/ren participating in these programs will be advised if a faith group requires funds to cover the expense of materials used in RI.
Students are allocated to RI based on information provided by parents on the completed RI Consent Form  unless other written instructions have been provided to the school.
Note: This information remains operational unless the parent informs the school otherwise in writing.
Students who are not participating in RI will be provided with other instruction in a separate supervised location. Other instruction must relate to part of a subject area already covered in class.
Parents will be advised of any changes to the RI and other instruction programs to ensure they are able to make an informed decision on their child’s participation.