All members of the school community will respect and follow Dundonald's Whole School Charter based on UNICEF's Rights of  a Child.



Adults in School

Parents/ Carers

12 – You have the right to give your opinion and for adults to listen and take it seriously.

  • Be honest
  • Respect other people’s opinions
  • Listen and take children’s ideas seriously
  • Listen carefully to all children
  • Think carefully about what your child is trying to say
28 – You have the right to an education.

·         Let others learn
·         Listen to others
·         Always try your best
  • Make learning interesting and challenging
  • Give warnings
  • Discipline fairly 
  • Provide a stimulating and supportive learning environment
  •  Make sure your child is organised for school and ready to learn
  • Support your child with their learning 
29 – Education should help you to use and develop your talents and abilities.

It should help you to learn to live peacefully and respect others and the environment. 

  • Try new things and be prepared to make mistakes
  • Look after our school
  • Respect others
  • Have a variety of learning opportunities and experiences
  • Provide opportunities to play and explore the natural world
  • Make sure your child has a balanced life and gets to try new things
  • Teach your children to respect nature and the property of others
31 – You have the right to relax and play.

  • Include Others
  • Share
  • Organise clubs and games
  • Provide your child with opportunities to relax and play

Dundonald Golden Rules

  • Be a good listener
  • Be a determined learner
  • Be respectful
  • Be kind and helpful
  • Be polite
  • Be honest

Dundonald Golden Manners
  • We say please, thank you, pardon me, sorry and excuse me
  • We let others pass before ourselves
  • We hold doors open for others
  • We pick up bags and belongings if they are on the floor
  • We walk around the school sensibly and quietly

In partnership with parents and carers the School will:
  • Provide an environment where different cultures are celebrated and different abilities valued.
  • Ensure that bullying is dealt with in line with school policy.
  • Encourage children to respect others and school property.
  • Ensure that children are aware of and understand the school rules.
  • Encourage children to become independent and responsible.
  • Encourage children to have a sense of self-worth in all areas of school life.
  • Praise and reward effort for school work and good behaviour.
  • Set and mark homework in line with statutory obligations/school policy.
  • Provide a supportive, caring and stimulating environment where children can confidently ask for help and advice on any matter.

In partnership with parents and carers the School will communicate effectively by:
  • Being open, welcoming and responsive at all times.
  • Have regular meetings to discuss children's progress, identifying strengths and areas for development.
  • Giving prompt information about behaviour or class work that may be a cause for concern or celebration.
  • Offering opportunities for parents and carers to become involved in the life of the school.

In partnership with School the Family will:
  • Ensure that my child arrives at school on time (8.50 am) and not before 8.35 am, in named school uniform, and with named, necessary kit and equipment.
  • Inform the school, on the absence reporting telephone line by 8.30 am, if my child will be absent.
  • Communicate any concerns to the school that may affect my child's learning or behaviour.
  • Read all communication from the school.
  • Encourage my child to respect others and follow the school rules.
  • Support my child with homework and other home learning opportunities and hear him/her read regularly.
  • Encourage my child to have a sense of self-worth in all areas of school life.
  • Not take my child out of school for holidays during term time.
  • Ensure that my child gets enough sleep and goes to bed at a reasonable time during the school week.
  • Take an active interest in my child's life in school.

The Pupils will
  • Be honest and respectful.
  • Share things and take turns with others.
  • Be kind to each other at all times.
  • Be polite and listen to others.
  • Always try hard and do their best.
  • Leave things as they would like to find them.
  • Walk around the school and follow safety rules.
  • Look after their own and other people's belongings.
  • Eat fruit/vegetable snacks only.
  • Include others in their games.
  • Keep the whole school tidy (including the playground).