OK Didnt know that if you were private the zones dont come into play. Good to know, Thanks a million. I would be ok with an hour commute each way.
Lots of private schools will run a school bus along major routes (or perhaps popular ones?). Most kids either walk to their bus stop in the morning or parents drop them off at them. Don't forget to research what they run when you check out the schools and potential areas to live.
There are some very good state schools around too, mostly in the eastern suburbs or close to them. Others dotted around.