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.

The FOSJ are always looking for new and enthusiastic volunteers to help organise fundraising events for the benefits of all the children at St Josephs.  It’s a blank canvas – do as much or as little as you like. There are lots of ways to be involved……. you don’t have to join the committee! If we all work together and do our bit, no matter how small, what a successful year we’ll have! If this is you, the FOSJ would love you to get involved. 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

Congratulations to this week’s winner:

17th March

£9.60 Guranteed Prize – won by Claire Duggan

1 1 5 1 4 2

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)

Dates to look out for …

  • w/c 19 Mar – Easter Egg Raffle
  • w/c 26 Mar – Easter Egg Hunt (during school)
  • 29 Mar – Easter Egg Raffle Draw
  • 20 April – 8.55 Coffee morning ICT Suite
  • 20 Apr –  Disco
  • 17 May – Games Night
  • 18 May – Ladies Night
  • 15 Jun – Family Night
  • 22 Jun – end of year Disco
  • 6 Jul – Summer Fair after sports day: BBQ from midday

Class Reps

Thank you to everyone who attended the FOSJ meeting last Friday.  We now have parents/carers assigned to these classes:


We are still appealing for class reps in Y5.  We really do need your help! It would be great to see some Dads on the team!
Please see Mrs Dibdin or Mrs Duggan if you think you could help.  We are hoping to share out the work load as much as possible.
Friday 20th April @ 8.55 am in ICT suite.

Come and meet the new class reps; share your ideas for the upcoming events; and enjoy a cup of coffee and homemade cakes.

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. 

‘Match Funding’ is a simple way to maximise our fundraising. Some companies will pledge a sum of money relating to that raised by us – some on a £ for £ basis. Is your company or the company you work for one of them? Could you match fund FOSJ? If so, please let the FOSJ know (via the school office). If you’re not sure, please ask your boss. Every penny we raise goes directly back into our school

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.

Currently, we have 37 supporters who have raised a whopping £47.74 – just by shopping online via easyfundraising.  Come on, sign up. It won’t cost you a penny! We’d like to enhance the Maths Provision across the school and have set a target of £500 this term.

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.