One to World iPad Programme Parent Guide

IMPORTANT

Devices are required for a student's first day of school - this is compulsory. In grades 4 to 6, students must bring their own iPad to school every day. Order your iPad early to ensure you have it before the new school year starts and load it with the required Apps.

Grades 4 & 5: The minimum requirements and accessories are a 6th Generation 9.7 inch or the latest 7th Generation 10.2 inch iPad Wi-Fi model with at least 32GB, but 128GB storage capacity is preferable, a digital pencil, and a protective case with a keyboard. We recommend the Logitech Slim Folio iPad Keyboard Case and the Logitech Crayon for iPad to have access to the note-taking, writing and drawing capabilities.

Students are permitted to bring to school an iPad with higher specifications. In other words, if you have already purchased an iPad Pro or iPad Air that supports a digital pencil and keyboard or you want to select an iPad with higher specifications or a larger screen, it is permitted.

Grade 6: The minimum requirements and accessories are a 9.7 inch 5th Generation or earlier iPad Wi-Fi model with at least 32GB, but 128GB storage capacity is preferable, and a protective case. In grade 6, a digital pencil, and a keyboard are recommendations, not a requirement. We recommend the Logitech Slim Folio iPad Keyboard Case and the Logitech Crayon for iPad to have access to the note-taking, writing and drawing capabilities. Students are permitted to bring to school an iPad with higher specifications.

Highly recommended configuration

  • 128GB of storage capacity
  • Logitech Slim Folio iPad Keyboard Case
  • Logitech Crayon for iPad
  • Insurance or AppleCare+
  • Apple ID

Device Requirements

  • Grades 4 & 5 - a 9.7 inch 6th Generation or the latest 10.2 inch 7th Generation iPad Wi-Fi model
  • connecting to a mobile network (3G/4G/5G) is not permitted at CIS, so an iPad model with SIM Card is NOT needed
  • a minimum of 32GB is required, but 128GB storage capacity is preferable
  • a protective case with a keyboard is required and our recommendation is a Logitech Slim Folio iPad Keyboard Case
  • a digital pencil is required and our recommendation is the Logitech Crayon for iPad to have access to the note-taking, writing and drawing capabilities
  • a headphone or earbuds with built-in microphone is required


  • Grade 6 - a 9.7 inch 5th Generation or earlier iPad Wi-Fi model
  • connection to 4G networks is not permitted at CIS, so an iPad model with SIM Card is NOT needed
  • a minimum of 32GB is required, but 128GB storage capacity is preferable
  • a protective case is required
  • a headphone or earbuds with built-in microphone is required

Purchasing, Recycling and Extended Warranty Options

Purchasing and Recycling Options

  • Apple Orchard Road provide CIS families educational pricing and invites CIS families to the Apple Learning Hub. Their staff can offer you support with the device configuration, required Apps, and the set up of an Apple ID. The Apple Learning Hub also offers complimentary training sessions about creative Apps, screen time, family sharing and parental controls. Check out the Today at Apple and Apple Summer Camp sites for more learning opportunities.
  • Your Preferred Retailer
  • Duty Free at Airport

Apple GiveBack lets you recycle any Apple device and devices from Apple owned brands at any Apple Store and online.

AppleCare+ Protection Plan

Extended Warranty Options

AppleCare+ Protection Plan or your home insurance

Parents are strongly encouraged to purchase AppleCare+ extended warranty or insurance that covers faults, breakages, water damage, and theft.

(Make sure that your home insurance covers loss, theft or damage to the iPad and ask your underwriter if electronic devices and the repair cost are covered )

CIS insurance policies do not cover accidental damage to electronic equipment.

Apple IDs and Required Apps

In order to download the required Apps onto your child's iPad, you can choose one of the following options:

Apple Support App

Need help? The Apple Support app is your personalized guide to the best options from Apple. Find answers with articles tailored to your products and questions. Call, chat or email with an expert right away, or schedule a callback when it’s convenient. Get a repair at an Apple Store or a nearby Apple Authorized Service Provider. Apple Support is here to help.

Safe & Responsible Learners

CIS is a Common Sense Certified Schools: Digital Citizenship and takes Digital Citizenship very seriously.

Useful digital citizenship links

Family Support Page

Please visit CIS’ Digital Literacy Family Support Page to find information about safety tips, parenting in the digital age strategies, and resources.