Friends of St Joseph's
Fundraising and Social Events
All parents are automatically members of the 'Friends.'
The Friends have two key roles: they arrange a busy calendar of social activities for families and they fund-raise throughout the school year, regularly raising over £20,000 each year.
In recent years, fund-raising has contributed towards a new barked play area, markings for the playground, changing facilities for our swimming pool, lockers for years 5 and 6, computers and a range of musical instruments.
Significantly, the Friends made a sizeable contribution to the building fund and enlarging the school playground. Since then, money is directed towards buying high quality resources for learning such as a set of cameras for use by classes. In 2022, we were able to buy a wonderful 6m timeline which is in the school hall and is used by all children in their history lessons.
The Friends arrange a number of social events for both adults and children, including school discos, a Christmas Wreath making evening, Family quiz night, a pamper evening and the Christmas Bazaar.
One of the highlights of their year is the annual summer fair. The date is available from the school office if you would like to attend. We look forward to seeing you there!