Thrive in Your First Five

Are you a School Leader looking to support your new teachers to thrive?


Are you an Early Career Teacher in your First Five Years in the Profession?

This is for you.

Thrive is a Group Coaching Forum for early career teachers to help them move beyond merely surviving in their first five years towards really thriving and making their careers productive, enjoyable and sustainable. 

This information is for those who would like to join or host one of our Hubs.

If you would like to discuss a face-to-face program run in-house at your school please contact us.

Having worked with hundreds of Early Career Teachers over the past few years, we understand the major challenges that lead to as many as 50% of our new teachers leaving the profession in their first five years. 

We have developed Thrive in Your First Five to address these challenges and empower Early Career Teachers to thrive.

Regular Sessions Through the Year

Twice a Term your cohort will gather after school for 2 hours in a facilitated workshop to support and learn with each other.

Responsive & Practical

We are committed to responding to your real-life challenges with practical strategies that will help you thrive in & out of the classroom

Small & Supportive

Our cohorts kept small to ensure a fully immerse and engaging experience.

Outside of School Hours

Our cohorts meet after school to ensure you can engage fully in our program without the need for casuals.


Most frequent questions and answers

There is no curriculum as such. Rather, The Thrive Academy is tailored to meet the challenges that early career teachers face. With that in mind we can anticipate exploring concepts such as:

  • Wellbeing
  • Self Management
  • Reflective Practices
  • Time Management
  • Communication with Parents
  • Behaviour Management
  • Difficult Conversations
  • Staffroom Politics
  • Student Motivation
  • Dealing with Stress and Burnout

Your cohort will meet twice a term for 2 hours at a school in your area.

Sessions will run from approximately  3:30pm – 5:30pm Local Time

Please choose which hub suits you best in the form below, and we’ll do our best to accomodate you. 

Your enrolment fee is: 1495 AUD +GST

Payment plans can be developed to suit your your school’s budget timelines.

You will not be required to pay anything upon registering. In most cases your school will have received funding specifically for programs to support new teachers.

Once your place is confirmed, Samira from Cut Through HQ will be in touch to organise your payment plan. 

Meet the Thrive Team

Depending on which Hub you join you’ll be working with one of our awesome coaches.

Tim Perkins

CERTIFIED Senior coach & facilitator

Stephy Salazar

CERTIFIED coach & facilitatoR

Natalie Valeri

CERTIFIED Coach & facilitator

Tom Kreiger

CERTIFIED Coach & facilitator

All our certified coaches have an extensive background in education. They understand the challenges new teachers face, because they’ve been there. 

To learn more about Thrive In Your First Five in 2024 fill in the form below.

Over 200 Early Career Teachers are joining our program in 2023 across Sydney, the Central Coast and Hunter Region.

We are now seeking expressions of interest from schools for our 2024 program.

If you would like to hear as soon as registrations become available, or you would like to nominate your school as a potential hub then please fill in the form below, or contact us via email or phone. 

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(02) 9331 3099

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