WelcomeWelcome to the Ananda Marga River School, a community of learning for children from Pre-Kindy to Year 6.

The River School teaches and nurtures through a holistic approach embracing a global education movement within a unique environment. Our Primary School and Early Childhood Centre are located in a beautiful rainforest setting five minutes from Maleny township.

What People are Saying…

Don’t take our word for it!  Here are what some of our parents, students and teachers are saying…

River School Testimonial Video

I love our school...

“I love our school so much I want to be a teacher so I never have to leave it. It has a heart that beats on its own, the most amazingly devoted and incredible teachers and a spiritual philosophy that is hard to dispute. It’s blissful!” Parent

I am thankful...

“I am more and more thankful for working in such a beautiful community. I feel supported and nourished by something that the River School offers that is not necessarily tangible but is very much alive and rich. There is a deeper level of substance and truth that hovers over the place and infuses everything. I feel touched by this and the more I work here, the more I recognise it.” Teacher

Latest News


The River School have made a number of changes to our bus schedule for Term 3.  The updated schedule now includes a River School bus run to Conondale.  The River School is proud to support our Conondale and Landsborough (& surrounding region) families with direct bus services.  Our updated morning & afternoon bus schedule for Term 3 can be found via this link.


The River School’s Annual School Report for the 2017 school year is now available online.  You can access the report via this link.


The River School is open for school tours all year round.  We love welcoming new families to our community so if you are interested in learning more about what the River School  has to offer, than please phone the office on (07) 5494 3559 to make a time to meet with our Principal to take a school tour.


The River School consider the safety of our staff and students as a priority.  We have a number of important policies to support our community, including our Behaviour Support Framework and our Child Safety policies.  Detailed information on these policies can be found via this link.


If there is a requirement for your child to be absent from school, please advise the office prior to 10am.  This can be done by phoning the office or by emailing admin@amriverschool.org.  Please be aware that an absence of  3 consecutive days or greater requires written notification.

Should your child require an extended absence from school for any reason e.g. travel, illness then a request must be submitted and approved by the School Principal.  The appropriate request form can be found via our online forms page.  Please contact the Primary School office on (07) 5494 3559 for further information.


Important information regarding connection buses:  Our River School bus that meets the Witta, Reesville, Conondale and Beerwah/Landsborough connection buses at the Maleny High School is a designated service for those connection bus students.  Please be aware that due to connection bus arrival times, these students arrive at school after the first bell of the day.  Our teachers are fully aware that connection bus students arrive after the first bell and formal curriculum does not start until these students have arrived.

If you wish to book onto a school bus run for 2018, please contact the school office on (07) 5494 3559.  Our bus schedule can be found here.



Contact Information

Ananda Marga River School
251 Bridge Creek Road
(PO Box 411)
Maleny QLD 4552

Primary School:
(07) 5494 3559

Early Childhood Centre:
(07) 5499 9359

Fax: (07) 5494 3577