Tuggerah Lakes Secondary College, Tumbi Umbi, is welcoming their new Principal, Elizabeth Bate, in Term 2, replacing Kenndell Smith, the current relieving principal since October 2020.
“I think that every school that I have worked in has been unique and I am very excited to properly meet the students, the school community and the wider Central Coast Community,” Bate said.
She is replacing TLSC Tumbi Umbi Campus’ last permanent Principal, Shayne Player, who retired in October 2020.
“I have taken a tour of the school and I’m really impressed with the campus, and all of the facilities are all really great and it was also really nice to see all the students in their uniforms,” she said.
“I know I have big shoes to fill, and I am very fortunate to be inheriting a well-run school, so I am very thankful to both Shayne Player who has been a massive inspiration for me, and also Kenndell Smith, who has been the school’s relieving principle.”
Bate has an extensive history as a principal and as an executive at schools for 15 years across the Hunter, and Mid-North Coast.
Before TLSC Tumbi Campus, Bate was the Acting Deputy Principal at Bulahdelah Central School, and before that, the Principal of Muswellbrook High School from 2014 to 2020 and a Deputy at Singleton High School.