One to World MACBOOK Programme Parent Guide


Devices are required for a student's first day of school - this is compulsory. In grades 7 to 12, students must bring their own MacBook with at least macOS High Sierra installed, to school every day. MacBook software required for Secondary School students will be programme or subject specific. It will either be provided by CIS, downloaded as needed, or requested to be purchased at a later date.

In secondary school, MacBooks, and a range of digital resources, are used in ways that help students personalise, enhance and transform their learning, building essential digital literacy skills, promoting creativity and innovation, and demonstrate content mastery. Students are not allowed to play any games or use chat and social media platforms on their MacBook on campus. If there is an educational purpose to use such, the teacher will inform the parents with a clear outline of the educational context and achievable learning outcomes.

Order your 13-inch MacBook Pro or Macbook Air early to ensure you have it before the new school year starts.

13-inch MacBook Pro

  • Apple M1 chip with 8-core CPU, 8-core GPU and 16-core Neural Engine

  • 8GB unified memory

  • 256GB SSD storage

  • 13-inch Retina display with True Tone

  • Magic Keyboard

  • Touch Bar and Touch ID

  • Force Touch trackpad

  • Two Thunderbolt / USB 4 ports


13-inch MacBook AIR

  • Apple M1 chip with 8-core CPU, 7-core GPU and 16-core Neural Engine

  • 8GB unified memory

  • 256GB SSD storage

  • 13-inch Retina display with True Tone

  • Magic Keyboard

  • Touch ID

  • Force Touch trackpad

  • Two Thunderbolt / USB 4 ports


Highly recommended configuration

  • 13-inch screen MacBook Pro or MacBook Air with the most recent operating system

  • 256GB of SSD storage capacity

  • Minimum of 8GB (or more) memory

  • Protective Case

  • Insurance or AppleCare+

  • Apple ID


The heart of the CIS vision statement is to provide students with "extraordinary learning opportunities", promoting creativity and innovation. We have an integrated STEAM approach, have multiple MakerSpaces, and recently opened up a professional recording studio and film cyclorama in the Secondary School. In order for students to explore these unique learning spaces and get them exposed to industry standards, we need devices that are capable of stretching the limits.

Apple products have many built-in applications that promote creativity and allow students the chance to easily display their learning in a variety of ways. These applications include iMovie, Keynote, GarageBand, Pages, Numbers, Quicktime Player, Preview, iBooks, iTunes, Photo Booth, Maps, Notes, Photos, Safari, AirDrop, Swift Playgrounds, AirPlay, and Voice Memos. These tools are versatile being used across all grade levels and all subjects. While we do use Google web-based products for collaboration at CIS, our learning activities require dynamic media tools as well.

Purchasing, Recycling and Extended Warranty Options

Purchasing and Recycling Options

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

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.

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 MacBook 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 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.