Born in 1967 in Athens, Greece, Mr Peter Varvaressos migrated with his family to Australia in 1975. The youngest of three boys, Mr Varvaressos attended Rose Bay Public School and Sydney Boys High School, where he participated in school musicals, represented the school in rugby and cricket and was elected prefect in Year 12 along with his classmate, Prime Minister, Mr Scott Morrison.
Mr Varvaressos continued his tertiary studies at Sydney University, attaining a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Modern Greek and History, a Diploma in Secondary Education and a Master of Arts. His Master of Arts thesis was in the field of comparative literature.
Mr Varvaressos joined All Saints Grammar in 1997 and as part of his ongoing professional development, has filled a number of roles whilst continuing to teach. These include roles with the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) on the Modern Greek Syllabus Writing Team and as a member of the HSC Examination Committee. He has also been extensively involved in the HSC marking operation, where he has held the positions of Judge Marker, Senior Judge, Senior Marker and Supervisor of Marking.
He has also worked under the auspices of the Association of Independent Schools (AIS) for the production of Stage 6 resources for the study of Modern Greek, presenting at study days for Modern Greek for Year 12 students and fellow educators.
In his personal time, Mr Varvaressos is a chanter at St Catherine’s Greek Orthodox Church in Mascot and is also a member of the Australian Byzantine Choir. He has a love of literature and music, enjoys good food and fine wine as well as spending quality time with his family and close friends. He follows cricket with a keen interest and is also a passionate supporter of the Sydney Roosters.
Mr Varvaressos loves being part of the All Saints teaching team; a team that strives to engage and involve students and staff in the many facets of school and community life within the context of the Greek–Australian community.
He has enjoyed seeing his students grow in maturity and wisdom, reaching their full potential and succeeding in their lives. He has taught many students who have gained places in the State for the HSC in the subjects of Modern Greek and Classical Greek. According to Mr Varvaressos, one of his most fulfilling moments is, “Bumping into students several years after they have left school and hearing their gratitude” for having taught them.
Mr Varvaressos has been an integral part of the development of our Secondary School. He has enjoyed seeing the School grow into a well-established educational institution that has built a pedagogical framework based on the latest available educational research. Mr Varvaressos is of the firm belief that values of the Orthodox faith and Hellenic culture help to promote a school environment where students of all backgrounds are welcomed and are given the opportunity to fulfill their academic potential, create lifelong friendships and make a positive contribution to society.