Friends of St Joseph’s

The school is extremely well supported by its enthusiastic  ‘Friends of St. Joseph’s’. Working tirelessly alongside staff and children they not only raise valuable funds for the school but also strengthen links between school, parish and the wider community.

How can you help?

The FOSJ are always looking for new members. If you can give up some of your time to support your child’s school, please get in contact with either Mrs Dibdin, Mrs Towse or Mrs Magill or alternatively contact the school office.  It’s a great way to meet new people and be involved in the school community. If you’d like to be involved, please contact Tracy Dibdin, 0785 1023354 or


Date: Friday 13th July 2018

Time: 9.00-10.00

Venue: ICT Suite

Everyone welcome. We’ll look back on this academic year; elect the Committee members (Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer and Class Reps); and discuss future events.  If you would like to stand for any of the Committee roles, please let the school office know by Thursday 12th July.

Race for Life – St Joseph’s Staff Running Crew

This year has been a difficult one for our tight-knit school community, which has been shaken by cancer. We now want to celebrate brighter days ahead. Therefore, on 15th July, some of our staff are taking part in the Harrogate Race for Life 5k event. This is a chance  for us to dig deep together and most importantly, a chance to acknowledge the amazing dedication, expertise and skill of our NHS teams and do ‘our bit’ to contribute to research efforts, to keep developing innovative improvements in treatment. A Just Giving page has been set up and if you would like to sponsor our running crew, the link is below. The team would once again like to thank you for your support and prayers during the difficult months, which we hope are now behind us.


Previous winners

17th Feb 2018 – Nicola Venn  – ( 2 3 4 5 7 9)

24th Feb 2018 – Georgina Convery –  (4 5 9 3 2 7)

3rd March 2018 – Charles Gray – (7 2 4 0 0 3)

10th March 2018 – Clare Riddington – (5 5 2 5 3 8)

17th March 2018 – Claire Duggan – (1 1 5 1 4 2) 

24th March 2018 – Alison Towse – (3 2 1 8 0 7) 

31st March 2018 – Georgina Convery – (4 5 9 3 2 7)

7th April 2018 – Alison Thornton – (0 1 6 2 0 7)

14th April 2018 – Jody Corcoran – (1 2 3 5 4 5)

21st April 2018 – Jody Corcoran – (1 2 3 5 4 5)

28th April 2018 – Alison Towse – (290981)

5th May 2018 – Stephanie Auld – (124678)

12th May 2018 – Julia Warrilow – (2 0 0 9 1 5)

19th May 2018 – Jody Corcoran (1 2 3 5 4 5)

26th May 2018 – Stephanie Thirlwell (3 7 2 5 0 6)

2nd June 2018 – Helen Smith (4 1 5 9 1 4)




Dates to look out for …

  • 6th July – Summer fair and BBQ
  • 7th July – There will be a FOSJ stall outside Morrisons café to sell the remaining toys and books from the summer fair
  • 13th July – AGM 


Summer Fair

There are still some empty jam jars under the FOSJ noticeboard.  If you’re able to fill one of these with whatever you like and replace it under the noticeboard,  that would be great.

We also be grateful for any homemade or shop cakes to be bought in on the morning of the Summer Fair for the cake stall.  There will be a table outside the hall.

We also like any old teddies for the teddy shy or plants for the plant stall. Thank you.

Class Reps

Thank you to everyone who has volunteered to be a class rep:

Ways to help…..


For as little as £1 per week, you too can have a chance of winning a guaranteed weekly prize.  The more people that participate, the bigger the guaranteed prize and the more money raised for our school.
On top of this, you’ll also be entered into a separate community draw with a chance to win an amazing £25,000 EVERY WEEK.
40% of all our tickets sales go straight to our school and 30% makes up the local cash prize each week.
Anyone in the UK can support St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School and every additional supporter who enrols makes a huge difference to our fundraising.

Follow this link or click on the logo above to sign up now.  Get your own unique 6 digit ticket number and then sit back and fingers crossed. 

Do you shop online?  If so, have you signed up to ‘easyfundraising’ yet?

easyfundraising’ is the simplest way to help raise money for St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School. We’d like to enhance the Maths Provision across the school. Shop with any of over 3,300 well-known retailers (see attached) via the ‘easyfundraising’ website and a percentage of what you spend is passed to St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School at no additional cost to you. Retailers include Amazon, M&S, Vodafone, eBay, Tesco, Viking and many more…..

It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3

  1. From groceries to getaways, any time you want to shop online go to ‘easyfundraising’ first and search for St Josephs Wetherby.
  2. Search for the shop or site you want and then shop as normal.
  3. When you check out you’ll collect a free donation, it doesn’t cost a penny extra!

You can also download the app for the app store.

Please register to support us today –

School projects

The FOSJ are working closely with the Senior Leadership Team to support the main priorities for school improvement. Look what’s happened to the monies raised so far.

Reading Corners

Each classroom has enhanced its reading corners and the children are using these to enhance their writing.

Young Shakespeare Theatre Company

The Young Shakespeare Theatre Company visited school to inspire the children with their writing.

Robi the Robot

Robi the Robot returned for another visit and went down a storm with all of the children.