St Clare's Girls' School 50, Mount Davis Road Hong Kong SELF-DISCIPLINE has been the focus at St Clare's Girls' School this academic year. It is part of the school's five-year plan to produce graduates of strong moral fibre. Since becoming the headmistress four years ago, Mrs Eunice Wong has made moral education a major goal for the school. ''Moral education is helping students become 'whole persons', both inside and outside school,'' said Mrs Wong. ''Self-discipline has become our emphasis because we'd like to see students relying more on themselves, becoming more independent and possessing a strong drive in whatever they do.'' Mrs Wong said one way of developing this was through peer leadership. Office-bearers in the school's interest clubs, which number almost 40, learn discipline through organisation and the systematic discharge of duties. Leaders are required to map out a year-plan for their clubs and apply for funds to field their budgets. The Student Council is also responsible for raising funds to cover expenses of its activities in the year and members are encouraged to take part in school administration. ''We ask them to express their opinions. To our surprise, we find some of them even stricter than the teachers in disciplinary areas concerning appearance and carrying pocket money,'' said Mrs Wong. An important annual event at the school is a Teachers' Day during which students organise activities to express their support for the staff. It enhances a deeper respect for authority in students and has become a morale-boosting event. A Staff Development Day usually follows during which teachers examine how their own conduct can affect students' and what improvements they can make. ''We believe in the TEAM spirit - 'T'ogether 'E'ach one 'A'ccomplishes 'M'ore,'' said Mrs Wong. The school's moral theme this year is ''Building Self-esteem''. ''If we want the girls to be educated ladies, we have to treat them as such. We need to respect them and give them support, even if they do misbehave sometimes.'' Teachers, prefects, and student leaders are encouraged to spot misbehaviour once it appears. ''We want to discover the reason behind such behaviour and help the students come to understand themselves and what is right and wrong.'' Next year, the school plans to help students face the challenges of the 1997 hand-over. There will be even more emphasis on student initiatives. BACKGROUND The Catholic school was founded in 1927. DESCRIPTION It is a secondary comprehensive school for girls with an enrolment of 950. There are 48 full-time teachers and 11 auxiliary staff. HEADMASTER The principal is Mrs Eunice Wong, who holds a BA (Hons), Dip Ed and a Master's in Education. Mrs Wong has 30 years of teaching experience. TEACHING LANGUAGE Students are taught in Chinese, English and Putonghua. English and Chinese are the chief medium of instruction in each form. ACTIVITIES The school offers a wide range of activities for students. This comprises 40 clubs and societies catering to interests in Chinese, computer, dance, music, photography, social affairs and table-tennis. SPORTS Students are encouraged to take part in all sports, especially ball games such as volleyball and badminton. RECREATION Recreation facilities include a music room and an assembly hall. Students interested in singing or music can join the choir. FACILITIES The school has 25 classrooms and four special science laboratories. Field trips are organised for geography and science. SCHOLARSHIPS Bernard Wong Memorial Scholarship (Leadership), David Lam Memorial Scholarship (Academic), and the Sir Edward Youde Memorial Prizes (All Round). PREFECTS There are 80 prefects who are headed by Julie Lam Hou-yee. SCHOOL MOTTO ''Truth Conquers''