New Parents Info

1:1 MacBook and iPad Programmes

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

Parents can purchase the iPad or MacBook from a store of their choice (e.g. Apple Store), or from the school's 1:1 programme partner, Senco-Masslink. Hardware purchases outside of Senco-Masslink would not be able to access the onsite hardware repair support with MacHub at the school.

2023-2024 CDNIS Recommended iPad Model or equivalent (Updated May 2023)

10.2-inch iPad Wi-Fi 256GB 9th Generation (Released in September 2021)

2023-2024 CDNIS Recommended MacBook Models or equivalent (Updated May 2023)

13-inch MacBook Air - Apple M1 Chip with 8-Core CPU and 7-Core GPU, 8GB Memory, 256GB Storage (Released in November 2020)

13-inch MacBook Air - Apple M2 Chip with 8-Core CPU and 8-Core GPU, 8GB Memory, 256GB Storage (Released in July 2022) 

13-inch MacBook Pro - Apple M2 Chip with 8-Core CPU and 10-Core GPU, 8GB Memory, 256GB Storage (Released in June 2022)

AppleCare+ is recommended for all student iPads and SencoCare (AppleCare+ with Senco service) is recommended for all student MacBooks for added protection.

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

Pre-Owned Device

Please note that we are accepting pre-owned iPads equivalent to the current recommended model (iPad Wi-Fi 6th-generation 128GB) to join the programme. We are accepting pre-owned MacBook equivalent to the current recommended model (13-inch with 256GB storage).  Pre-owned devices must be in working condition.  You can get hardware diagnostics for your devices at Apple Store or Apple Authorized Service Provider.  Please back up and sign out of Apple ID before the device is brought to school for set up.

Under normal circumstances, it is intended for security and safety reasons that the Grade 1-3 iPad will not go home everyday. It will be sent home in the summer holiday. MacBooks in Grade 4-5 will be kept securely at School and be sent home in long holidays. Grade 6-12 take their MacBooks home daily. This arrangement is subject to review and parents will be notified with the changes.

Ordering Procedures with Senco-Masslink

Login ID: Your Student ID # (e.g. 123456) 

Password: Please refer to the letter from school

NOTE: Please download CDNIS iPad Purchase Instructions or the CDNIS MacBook Purchase Instructions  (prepared by Senco-Masslink) for step by step instructions on how to use the online purchase portal.

Senco-Masslink is a third-party vendor. CDNIS is not liable or responsible for any purchases made through Senco-Masslink. Please contact Senco-Masslink for availability and delivery information. 

Deadline for Ordering

Parents of new students who plan to order an iPad/MacBook with our vendor (Senco-Masslink) should make their purcase before June 2, 2023 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 June 2, 2023 can be processed before the start of the school term.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about the MacBook programme, you may contact us at

If you have any questions regarding orders of a MacBook, kindly contact Senco-Masslink Technology Limited,, +852 2511-5760.