Tara Dunstall

Deputy Principal, Head of Senior School

BA, LLB (Hons), GradDipLegPrac, GradDipEd

Tara joined CGGS in 2008 to teach legal studies after a career as a Senior Solicitor with the Australian Government Solicitor. In her time at CGGS, Tara has also taught business, commerce and geography. After a brief stint teaching business law at the Canberra Institute of Technology and communications at the Australian Defence Force Academy, Tara returned to CGGS and was appointed the Head of the Geography and Social Sciences Faculty in 2012. Tara acted as Director of Curriculum from April 2015 until she was appointed Director of Studies in October 2015.

Nancy Lee

Director (Academic Administration)


Nancy joined CGGS in 2009 as a Mathematics teacher, and has held the position of Head of Mathematics for several years before joining the Senior Management Team. She had an early career as a computer programmer for a major pharmaceutical company and then transitioned to secondary mathematics teaching. Before her arrival at CGGS she spent 10 years teaching Mathematics at a public high school in the USA, taking on the role of IB coordinator and department head. Her academic qualifications include a Bachelor of Science with a Minor in Mathematics from Penn State University and a Masters of Education from University of Colorado at Boulder.

Lindy Braithwaite

Director (Studies)

BEd (Secondary) Economics & Law

Lindy joined CGGS in 2023 as the Director (Studies), having lead another PK-12 Independent School through seven years of outstanding academic results and the authorisation and implementation of the IB Diploma Programme. Originally from South Australia, she has taught Legal Studies and Business Management in several jurisdictions, including three years at the British (International) School in the Philippines while on a posting with her family. Lindy has had key roles in cross sector Curriculum and Assessment development including ACARA, BSSS, SSABSA, NTBOS and a project with ANU to develop an extension course for senior students. As a lifelong learner, she is currently working towards her Masters of Business Administration. Lindy loves being in the classroom and supporting young people to find and pursue their passions. She is committed to the education of the whole child and implementing strategies to enable teachers to really know their students.

Caroline McCaffrie

Director (Student Care and Experience)

BA/LLB (Hons), LLM, B Teach

Caroline has dedicated her teaching career to girls' education, spanning both Independent and Catholic schools in the ACT and NSW. Caroline was first welcomed to CGGS in 2018, in the role of Head of Glebe House for three years. She has recently returned to the Senior School as a Director. Prior to teaching, Caroline was a corporate lawyer, working in firms in Canberra, Sydney and London. She specialises in teaching Legal Studies.