New Parent Acquisition of 1:1  MacBook and iPad Programmes

1:1  MacBook and iPad Programmes

CDNIS is an Apple school. The use of an iPad and MacBook is a core feature of our school’s learning and teaching experience. All students in Grades 1 to 3 will use their own iPad, while students in Grades 4 to 12 will use their own MacBook.

The iPad and MacBook is purchased individually by parents through a partner supplier (Senco-Masslink) to ensure personal ownership and high levels of systematic support; both key factors in ensuring such a programme achieves the highest learning outcomes possible.

The academic year sees the recommendation of the following Apple iPad or MacBook device for students:

iPad (2018 6th-generation) 128GB

MacBook Pro 13-inch 2.3GHz dual-core Intel i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB storage (Space Gray)

The required AppleCare Services is essential to ensuring the continual educational experience by extending the default 1-year coverage to 3-years. MacBook repair services are provided at the MacHub (an on-site MacBook service center). Additionally, with the cooperation of Zurich Insurance, additional insurance can be acquired to further protect your investment. This has to be completed within the first 3 weeks of acquiring a new MacBook.

Detailed information of the 1:1 iPad and MacBook programmes and online ordering procedures can be found via this link on the OneDoor website. (

Please note that we do not accept home iPads in the programme. All iPads have to be purchased thru Senco-Masslink to meet the school management requirement. At this stage it is intended for security and balance reasons that the iPad will not go home everyday. It will be sent home in the summer holiday. MacBook in Gr.4-6 will be kept securely at school and be sent home in long holidays. 

Parents of new students who plan to order a iPad/MacBook with our vendor (Senco-Masslink) should make their purchase before July 16, 2018 to ensure the iPad/MacBook orders are processed, software is added, and are delivered in time for the commencement of the new school year. The summer months are also the time where everyone in the region is ordering. Ordering through a reseller will guarantee that you will get the latest model. If you have any questions regarding ordering, please use Senco Masslink’s contact information provided on the online ordering portal. Please note that Senco-Masslink cannot guarantee that orders received after July 16, 2018 can be processed before the start of the school term.

Please follow these procedures to order your iPad/MacBook:

  1. Click on the following link to go to the purchase portal:
  2. Register for an account (Parents will need to provide student email address for registration of account. If student email address is not available, parents can send in a copy of the student ID/library card or the school offer letter for approval. Parents with multiple children will need to create separate accounts for each child)
  3. After registration, parents will need to activate the account by signing into their child’s email account for confirmation (or sign-in to their own email account if they have used it for registration)
  4. Once the account is activated by email, parents can use the online shop system to check and/or purchase the products

Families who plan to use a pre-owned Macbook need to contact OneDoor at 2240 6328 or via email at with their model and purchase year to confirm the compatibility of the hardware and software. If approved, students can bring their Macbook to OneDoor at the beginning of the new academic year for re-imaging. The 3-year AppleCare Protection Programme coverage will be required for those who have their MacBooks for less than 12-months. Pre-owners need to purchase this special coverage and the MacBook plastic hardcover (G4-G6) at Senco-MassLink. This is required to be able to use the Senco-MassLink run MacHub Support Centre services.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the school’s Learning and Teaching Technologies Department at for more information at anytime.

Excerpt from New Parent Handbook 2018-2019