We currently support two Mac OS X in the School. For all 2017 purchased laptops, the standard OS is Mac OS X Sierra 10.12; and all older laptops will continue to use Mac OS X 10.11.
South Island School Laptop Programme
South Island School (SIS) is committed to 1:1 laptop initiative enhancing and expanding the learning opportunities for all students. SIS opted for Apple computers after careful analysis of a variety of computing products, services and pedagogical needs. The School ICT infrastructure and e-resources are set up for Mac platform.
All students at SIS must have a MacBook Air (recommended for Year 7 to 9) or MacBook Pro. MacBook is an essential piece of equipment for the day-to-day learning and communications in school. The ICT Centre cannot provide support to other brand name laptops except MacBook.
To help you with the laptop programme, the order process and options available to you, please come back this page for updated information.
Components of the 1:1 Laptop Programme
Zurich Insurance (Optional)
If you have questions about a new or existing policy, please call: 2903-9300 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Regretfully accidents happen. No matter how careful you plan, there is always the chance that something will happen. In recognition of this possibility, South Island School has partnered with Zurich Insurance to provide low cost accidental damage and loss insurance coverage.
Order forms for Zurich Insurance are provided when the laptop is collected by the student/parent. Insurance orders require the laptop serial number be submitted on the application form; this number cannot be provided before the laptop is delivered.
If you wish to purchase this insurance, it must be done with in 3 weeks after the laptop is being collected by the student/parent.
Insurance for the laptop is renewable yearly (by individual invitation letter from Zurich prior to the policy expiry). Zurich reserves the right to decline any renewal based on business consideration. For lap top insurance matters, please quote your policy number and contact: