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.

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 12, 2021 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 12, 2021 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 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 (