Pro Drive Driver Education at Ashmore


Driving Lessons Ashmore

Pro Drive driving school provides driving lessons in Ashmore and surrounding suburbs.

Our Highly Trained instructors will assist you to obtain a driving licence for either a car or truck.

Pro Drive Driving School have an extremely high pass rate for our students because we focus on teaching proper driving skills and developing the student’s confidence, almost every Pro Drive student passes their test the first time. Our instructors will advise you when they know you are a ready to take the test. When the time comes, we will organise your test for you.

In October 1887, in the area now known as Ashmore and Benowa, 5 subdivisions comprising the Benowa Estate and Plantation on the Nerang River were advertised to be auctioned by James R. Dickson.[3] A map advertising the auction states the Estate was located 4 miles to Southport bound by a good road on one side and bound by the navigable Nerang River on the other side. Extensive buildings and plant for sugar manufacturing were included in the estate.[4]

In the 1970s, Jim Donellon, a property investor from Sydney, purchased and developed a housing estate called Ashmore Village. The Ashmore Plaza Shopping Centre was developed by the late 1970s.[5]

Ashmore State School opened on 23 January 1978.[6]

Trinity Lutheran Primary School opened in Cotlew Street on 27 January 1981.[6]

The suburb was officially bounded and named Ashmore on N1 December 1982.[2]

Bellevue Park State School opened on 24 January 1983 in Southport.[6] It is now within Ashmore.[7]

Trinity Lutheran College opened on Ashmore Road as a secondary school on 28 January 1987. In 2002 it amalgamated with the Trinity Lutheran Primary School under the name Trinity Lutheran College. The early and junior year students are at the Cotlew Street campus while the middle and senior students are at the Ashmore Road campus.[6][8]

In the 2016 census, Ashmore had a population of 11,910 people.[1]

The main retail area of Ashmore is on Southport-Nerang Road, which features the Ashmore City Shopping Centre, as well as several larger stores such as Spotlight and Anaconda. The suburb features Hungry Jack'sPizza Hut and Red Rooster opposite Ashmore Plaza.

In the 2011 census, Ashmore recorded a population of 11,586 people, 52.5% female and 47.5% male.[9] The median age of the Ashmore population was 40 years, 3 years above the national median of 37. 65.7% of people living in Ashmore were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were New Zealand 9.2%, England 4.9%, Japan 1.1%, Scotland 0.7%, Korea, Republic of 0.7%. 82.9% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 1.5% Japanese, 0.9% Korean, 0.6% German, 0.6% Greek, 0.5% Mandarin.[9]

Ashmore State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at Currumburra Road (27.9891°S 153.3813°E).[10][11] In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 894 students with 59 teachers (52 full-time equivalent) and 32 non-teaching staff (23 full-time equivalent).[12] It includes a special education program.[10]

Bellevue Park State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at Sapium Road (27.9956°S 153.3962°E).[10][13] In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 636 students with 42 teachers (39 full-time equivalent) and 29 non-teaching staff (19 full-time equivalent).[12] It includes a special education program.[10]

Trinity Lutheran College is a private primary and secondary (6-12) school for boys and girls with two campuses, with the Prep-5 campus at 251 Cotlew Street (27.9844°S 153.3714°E[10][14] and the 6-12 campus at 641 Ashmore Road (27.9791°S 153.3633°E).[10][14] In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 1,082 students with 86 teachers (78 full-time equivalent) and 61 non-teaching staff (33 full-time equivalent).[12]

There is no government secondary school in Ashmore. The nearest government secondary schools are Keebra Park State High School in neighbouring Southport to the east, Benowa State High School in neighbouring Benowa to the south, and Nerang State High School in neighbouring Nerang to the west.[7]

Gold Coast Institute of TAFE also has one campus located in Ashmore. It is on the corner of Heeb Street and Benowa Road.

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