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…

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


We wish all our families a safe and happy holiday.  The office will be open the first week of the holidays from 9am to 3pm daily.  The school office will be closed during the second week of the holidays and will reopen when school resumes for Term 4 on TUESDAY 4th October, 2016.


The River School is now open for enrolments for Prep 2017.  If you are interested in learning more about what the River School Prep program has to offer, than please phone the office on (07) 5494 3559 to make a time to meet with our Principal.


The River School family would like to extend a huge congratulations to our Year 5 class who have recently been awarded the ‘Most Dynamic Display’, as well as an award for the ‘Most Outstanding Presentation’ at this year’s Kids In Action Conference, run by the Sunshine Coast Council.  The conference involves hundreds of students and teachers from across the region and our students ran a workshop (as well as presenting a film) on the natural Eco-Dyeing process.  Our students have been learning this process as part of the school’s Arts & Cultural Studies Program.  Well done Year 5!


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 2016, please contact the school office on (07) 5494 3559.  The 2016 bus schedule can be found here.


The school tuckshop will be open on Wednesdays and Thursdays in Term 4.  The new menu for Term 4 is available here.

Contact Information

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

Phone (Primary School):
(07) 5494 3559

Phone (Early Childhood Centre):
(07) 5499 9359

Fax: (07) 5494 3577