Sarah Aru

Sarah Aru


Apr 2010 - Present


Ngee Ann Polytechnic

Some of the course modules studied includes ‘Festival and Event Management’, ‘Resource Development in Arts Management’, ‘Talent and Artiste Management’, ‘Creative Entrepreneurship’ as well as ‘Organisation Behaviour and Management’. Some modules related to the appreciation of the various art forms include ‘Development of Theatre and Drama’, ‘Music in the Performing Arts’, ‘Dance in the Performing Arts’, ‘Performance Critique’, ‘Arts History’ and also ‘Arts Culture and Society’.

Jan 2006 - Nov 2009

GCE 'O' Level

St. Hilda's Secondary School

Work History

Work History
Jun 2010 - Sep 2010

Part Time Worker

Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre

Worked during YOG 2010 to serve food to the athletes and work force.




Proficient in written and spoken English.


Started learning this towards the end on 2010. Able to create simple Flash images, but not brilliant at this.

Windows Movie Maker

Able to use Windows Movie Maker to create videos, with music, and transitions. Able to navigate easily among sections for most of the specific functions when needed.

Microsoft Powerpoint

Uses Microsoft Powerpoint to assist in Presentations for school work. Able to navigate tools, position items, etc to create powerpoints. Able to use powerpoint to create videos as well.

Microsoft Word

Uses Microsoft Word for school work to type out essays, and other assignments.

Adobe Photoshop

Proficient in photoshop tools, enjoys playing around to create banners or edit pictures.

Scholarships, Awards and Prizes

St. Hilda’s Secondary School;

In 2006: MOE Edusave Scholarship Award, Top in Literature in English for Secondary One Cohort, Boon Soon Neo (Silver) Award

In 2007: MOE Merit Bursary Award, Boon Soon Neo (Silver) Award

In 2008: MOE Merit Bursary Award

In 2009: Most Valued Classmate Award


To be an Arts Administrator well known for quality management, who plans successful events and programmes.


Have had a deep interest in the arts since young.

Enjoys watching TV dramas, musical films, and listening to music.

Loves drawing, doodling, typography, photography, journaling, handmaking accessories and personalised wrapping.

Fetish for collecting knick-knacks, (wooden/wooven) boxes, acrylic/rubber stamps, notebooks etc

Starting to have an interest in books.

Leadership Development

St. Hilda's Secondary School:

Class Chairperson in 2006, Vice Chairperson in 2007.

CCA Student councillor from 2008-2009.

CCA: Handbell Ensemble

Handbell Member 2006-2009.

Vice Chairperson of Handbell (2008-2009)


Singapore Youth Festival in 2007&2009 – Silver Award


In 2007: Synergy Night

In 2008: ArtsTreat, Student Council Commendation Service, Founders’ Day

In 2009: Synergy Night, Anglican Schools’ Concert

(Performances brought me to be familiarised with the management in such events, especially in 2008-2009 where I was the Vice Chairperson and had more responsibilities in managing the group for the performances and was involved in the various technicalities and behind-the-scenes for the various performances)

Community Service/Volunteer Experiences

While at Ngee Ann Polytechnic

2010 - Singapore Arts Festival

While at St. Hilda's Secondary School

Service Learning with a group of students from Secondary School to Batam in Nov 2008. We visited an orphanage over a period of 3-4 days where we assisted them in cleaning the place (laundry, wardrobes, beds), upgrading some furniture, cooking meals, as well as played games (both educational and non-educational) with the children there.