2018: Aldinga Beach R-7 presented the play, which was written by local playwright Nigel Camac.

As the Christmas season rushes towards us, school children in the Aldinga area are getting geared up for the big day of the Advent Pageant, Tuesday 3rd December.

Once a year, 300 or more children, chosen from all three schools – Galilee Catholic School, Aldinga Beach R-7 and Southern Vales Christian College – meet at the Aldinga Central shopping centre at about 10.15 am for a Nativity Play and carols. A regular event for over ten years, and supported by all the local churches, several businesses, St John Volunteers and SAPOL, this has become a real community tradition in Aldinga.

This year it is Galilee’s turn to put on the play, and children from all three schools make up the choir. Celebrating the birth of Jesus, the play concludes with the cutting of a birthday cake, and the children share this in the form of cupcakes baked by church volunteers. Ice blocks contributed by Foodland and Coles add to the culinary treats of the day.

Don’t miss it! Make Friday 29th your Aldinga Central shopping day, and be in for a treat!