Welcome to CEE

The Centre for Educational Enterprise (CEE) is a global educational community hub, dedicated to innovation and leadership in education practices

In the past, opportunities to seek and share new educational strategies and innovations have been rare at best. CEE aims to change that. A platform for connecting educational entrepreneurs and leaders, CEE encourages participation in curriculum innovation, international outreach, and learning about and from educational excellence programs everywhere.

With its online presence, CEE facilitates global educational opportunities like never before.


Our Team

Chris-McNamara-Web-CEE Christopher McNamara

Chris joined the Melbourne Girls Grammar community in 2010 and currently works as Deputy Principal: Program Design and Development and Director of CEE. Chris has worked across Catholic, Independent and International School settings at both Primary and Secondary levels. In his four years overseas, Chris was a member of the School leadership team charged with the responsibility of opening a new International Boarding School in Pune, India before moving to Vietnam to take on the leadership of the newly opened Thao Dien Campus of the Australian International School in Ho Chi Minh City. In his 7 years at Melbourne Girls Grammar, Chris has been instrumental in the development of the new Years 5-8 Middle Years Program and the design and development of the new Senior Years Program. This new model for Schooling leverages technology to deliver a blended learning pedagogy that provides greater levels of personalisation and student control; allowing them to shape their day in accordance with their changing academic, wellbeing and physical goals and priorities. Chris is passionate about School adapting to meet the needs of students and becoming more aligned with how students experience their world.

IMG_6042 Francesca Conte
Community Enterprise Manager

Focused on developing, promoting and implementing best practice educational ventures by seeking and creating critical partnerships with world class researchers and like-minded schools and providing learning opportunities for those invested in education.

Opportunities will include public lectures and biennial conference, through to targeted educational projects to build, refine and extend that entrepreneurial mindset.

New to our professional learning offerings are Teacher Externships, a unique opportunity connecting the classroom to the workplace.


Renee-Jackson-Web Renee Jackson
Student Enterprise Manager

Responsible for provision of opportunities that extend learning into local and global contexts, facilitating the development of a student’s enterprise profile.  This unique offering by Melbourne Girls Grammar, under the auspices of our Centre for Educational Enterprise.

The Student Enterprise Profile  remains an active experience throughout the four years of the Senior Years Program, building experiences and learning within our four domains: Learning Beyond School, Careers Inspiration, Student Philanthropy and Leadership.




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