Learning and iPads

The 1-to-1 Program


The 1-to-1 Program is an exciting part of the school that enhances curriculum across all subjects and is aligned with The ISF’s Mission, Vision & Values, STEM initiatives, and curriculum.

The use of technology in the classroom prepares our students for future excellence and the world they will enter while facilitating authentic and personalized learning opportunities.

This is realized by providing students access to resources that encourage them to extend their learning through diverse multi-media resources to grow their individual learning styles, all while developing the 21st Century Skills that will support them for the rest of their lives.

1-to-1 Program means each student has one device for their use that they can personalize to match their learning needs and experience.

Whether you need to purchase an iPad or a laptop or already own one of these, this site contains essential information for all families entering or participating in the 1-to-1 Program.

Students must bring a personal digital device to school to support their learning.

  • Students in grades 3-to-5 use a standard iPad in the Primary 1-to-1 iPad Program.
  • Students in grades 6-to-12 use a personal laptop in the Secondary 1-to-1 Laptop Program.

New Grade 3 & 6 Parents

For families entering Grades 3 & 6, we STRONGLY urge parents to follow the purchase schedule shared during the 1-to-1 Parent Information Session and not purchase a laptop early. This ensures your order is built with the latest configuration and is ready for the start of the year.

1-to-1 Parent Information Sessions are held in the Spring, but the information is accessible anytime on the pages about the iPad and laptop programs.

Why Apple?

Today’s computer market offers a rich set of choices that meet various individual needs. After carefully analyzing different computer and tablet models, student needs, effective learning environments, and successful 1-to-1 programs, Apple was the best choice to meet our students’ needs.

Apple laptops and iPads hold up to the rigors of daily use while being accessible for novice users and powerful enough for advanced users. Apple’s App Store contains the largest selection of high-quality education apps. Finally, Apple offers a robust warranty program, AppleCare+, that helps in those moments when accidents happen.

Ordering an iPad, a Laptop or Software

We have partnered with Senco-Masslink Technology Ltd. to process purchases and provide technical support for our 1-to-1 Program. Senco-Masslink has worked closely with Hong Kong schools for 15+ years and understands the demands placed on these devices by education and students.

Devices and software can be purchased year-round through Senco-Masslink’s education purchase portal. The link to Senco-Masslink’s online store can be accessed from the following pages:

  • iPad Purchase
  • Laptop Purchase
  • Adobe & Software Purchase