Principal’s Welcome

College leaders, teachers, and bagpipes during the procession for the graduation 2023 Year 12 students.

Manning Valley Anglican College is a Prep to Year 12 coeducational College founded in the Anglican Tradition. Our school is located in the picturesque Mid North Coast region of New South Wales and widely renowned as a centre of educational excellence throughout our region. I am extremely proud to be part of the MVAC community and incredibly blessed to be given the opportunity to lead this fast-growing College.

A community feel, dedicated teachers, high quality pastoral care, strong Christian values, pleasing results in external testing and great facilities are among the themes that parents continue to name as reasons for seeking enrolment for their children at Manning Valley Anglican College.

I believe that all students learn best in an environment in which they are supported and cared for and as such I endeavour to know every student in the College and their parents. I also encourage all our parents to be actively involved in the life of the College and to build strong and positive partnerships with our staff, as experience tells me that whenever the school and families work closely together there are always positive learning outcomes for students.

Head shot of Principal Darren Parks


I remind our students that it is a great opportunity to attend a college that offers them so many wonderful opportunities to learn and grow in such a safe and supportive environment. I challenge our students to:

  • take advantage of every opportunity made available to them to learn both within and beyond the classroom.
  • participate in as broad a range of curricular and extra-curricular opportunities as possible.
  • nurture and develop positive relationship with all members of the MVAC community.

We aim to develop graduates who can flourish in their lives outside of school as confident and capable contributors to their chosen field of endeavour We have had many graduates go on to outstanding careers in the local area and beyond.

Thank you for taking the time to consider Manning Valley Anglican College for your children. I am always happy to meet with prospective families, tour the College facilities with them, discuss their goals for their children’s education and to outline the variety of opportunities available to the students as a member of the MVAC community.

Best Wishes

– DARREN PARKS, Principal