Health Centre

The Health Centre, staffed by the School Nurse, the Counsellor, a physiotherapist twice weekly, is available to all students and staff alike.  Doctors are available in the mornings for the Boarders only.

Sarah Rowe-Lucas – School Nurse

Debbie McFayden – School Counselor

Michael Morrison – Doctor

I am a Partner at St Albans Medical Centre and am married with four children. I graduated from Otago in 1999 having completed degrees in science and medicine. I later trained, and gained fellowship, in general practice. I have a broad range of hospital and general practice experience. My interests are in family medicine and in particular child and youth health, and I have a postgraduate diploma in this area. I enjoy practising in the neighbourhood that I grew up in and contributing to the student clinics.

Andrea Caldwell – Doctor

I have been a General Practitioner for 25 years. I qualified at Kings College Hospital, University of London, and this was followed by four years of hospital medicine in the UK and New Zealand and a short stint as a ships Doctor. My particulars interests in medicine include children and adolescent health, and obstetrics and gynaecology. I have a Diploma of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Fellowship of the Royal NZ College of GP’s. I have two adult daughters and was a boarder at High School in England. I have been looking after St Margarets boarders for the last 25 years and have enjoyed contact with the girls.

Andrew Gillespie – Doctor

Scottish born, NZ trained GP. Married with 2 busy teenage children, General Practitioner in St Albans, and conducting clinics at St Margarets College for 11 years. Special interests are family medicine, sports medicine and adolescent and child health. Is a Fellow of RNZCGP.


Left to Right: Andrew Gillespie, Andrea Caldwell and Michael Morrison.

Balance Physio

Provides a quality physiotherapy service by experienced physiotherapists specialising in sports injury management. By providing onsite physiotherapy in schools, treatment is easily accessible and minimises time lost from academic work. We have been providing physiotherapy services at St Margaret’s College since 2005.

Our Team

Anna Raymond

(Dip Phys) provides physiotherapy services at the Health Centre.

Sharada Murty

(BPhty, BSc, PGDip Sports Med) is the Principal Physiotherapist at Balance Physiotherapy.

What we do: We treat a variety of musculoskeletal injuries including:

Neck pain

Back pain


Shoulder pain

Hip pain

Muscle strains and tears

Postoperative rehabilitation including gym programmes

Pain from poor posture

Treatment is partly subsidised for ACC related cases with a surcharge of $20 per visit.

Clinic hours are Monday and Thursday 10.00am – 2.00pm. 

Read more about Balance Physiotherapy at St Margaret’s College here.

Make an appointment at the Health Centre today or contact Balance Physiotherapy directly on 021742723 or


12 Winchester Street
Merivale, Christchurch 8014

PO Box 25094
Christchurch 8144
New Zealand

Phone: +64 3 379 2000
business office: