New Parents Info

1:1 MacBook and iPad Programmes

CDNIS is an Apple Distinguish 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.

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, Secno-Masslink. Hardware purchases outside of Senco-Masslink would not be able to access the onsite hardware repair support with MacHub at the School.

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

Grades 1-3:

10.2-inch iPad Wi-Fi 128GB (latest generation, or equivalent)

Grades 4-12:

13-inch MacBook Air - Apple M1 Chip with 8-Core CPU and 7-Core GPU, 8GB Memory, 256GB Storage (or equivalent)

13-inch MacBook Pro - Apple M1 Chip with 8-Core CPU and 8-Core GPU, 8GB Memory, 256GB Storage (or equivalent)

*** Apple released the new MacBook Air and MacBook Pro equipped with Apple M1 chip in November 2020. The new hardware was tested to work with core systems in the School. Certain softwares may have limited compatibility with the new hardware. Please check with software developers for compatibility details.***

AppleCare+ is recommended for all student MacBooks for added protection. AppleCare+ for Mac extends the limited one year hardware repair warranty to three years from your AppleCare+ purchase date and adds up to two incidents of accidental damage protection every 12 months, each subject to a service fee.

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 models (13 inch with 256GB).

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

  1. Click on the following link to go to the purchase portal:

  1. Prep Students (2021-2022) and new Gr. 1-11 students (2022-2023) can log into the Senco Portal by using the following:

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

Password: Please refer to the letter from school

  1. Returning parents can check their student ID numbers on the school's parent portal.

  2. New parents can check their student ID numbers on the school's admission welcome letter.

  3. After logging in, parents can use the Senco purchase portal to check and/or purchase the products.

  4. If you have any questions about logging into the purchase portal or purchasing the products, please contact Senco-Masslink at (852)2152-4272 or

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 a iPad/MacBook with our vendor (Senco-Masslink) should make their purchase before June 3, 2022 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 3, 2022 can be processed before the start of the school term.

Families with Pre-Owned iPad/MacBook

Families who plan to use a pre-owned iPad/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 iPad/MacBook to OneDoor at the beginning of the new academic year for enrolling into the school’s device management system.

Pre-owners in Gr.1-3 need to purchase the school selected iPad cover and headset while Gr.4-5 pre-owners need to purchase the school selected MacBook plastic hardcover at Senco-MassLink's online purchase portal. (