The 1-to-1 Device Program is an ambitious project started in 2018 with the goal of integrating technology into the curriculum in order to enhance teaching and learning both in and outside the classroom. All primary (Y6) and secondary (Y7-Y13 & SBS & SBP-16) students in the International Section are required to bring a hybrid device with a digital pen to school every day. Participation in the program is compulsory. No other devices will be allowed in classrooms unless explicitly approved by the IT Department or the subject teacher. 

The school will facilitate the purchase of devices through an appointed vendor. In most cases, we recommend parents purchase devices through the school as they will come with a 3-year enterprise-level extended warranty (tablet only). In case of technical issues, the school will facilitate the repair/replacement process. 

If parents already own a device, they may bring it to the school to be vetted by our IT department. If accepted, the device will be enrolled in the 1-to-1 Device Program. Please note that support for BYOD devices will be limited to basic user support and parents will be responsible for repairs.

Mandatory Requirements

Devices must come equipped with Windows 11 Professional. Devices running Windows Home or other operating systems are not supported. If an upgrade is required, parents are responsible for this prior to enrollment into the program. 

Devices must include a touchscreen and a pen.

Recommended Models

The models below have been thoroughly tested by our IT department. We firmly believe they will give your child the best experience possible. They are currently used by the majority of students as well as our teachers. These devices can be purchased through the school appointed vendor.

  • Microsoft Surface 7
  • Microsoft Surface 7 Pro
  • Microsoft Surface 8
  • Microsoft Surface 9

Accepted Models

The models below have recently been accepted in the program. While they meet the basic requirements of the 1-to-1 Device Program, our IT department cannot guarantee a trouble free experience as they have only been in use for a relatively short period of time. We only recommend using these models if you already own one. Otherwise, we strongly encourage you to purchase a new device from the recommended models.

  • Samsung Book3 360
  • Samsung Book2 Pro 360

NOTE: Should a student experience technical issues due to the use of one of the accepted models that directly impacts their learning, the parents may need to purchase another device from the recommended models. The school makes no guarantees for the reliability of these models other than stating that they meet the basic requirements of the 1-to-1 Device Program.


Upon enrolment into the program, devices will be wiped and equiped with the school’s device management software. The devices will be exclusively managed by the KIS IT department for the duration of your child’s studies at the school. Only applications approved for classroom teaching will be installed. Upon departure from the school, devices will be reset to factory settings.

Additional Information

If you need any additional information about the program, or would like to order a 1-to-1 device, please contact the KIS IT department at ithelp@kis.edu.hk.

1-to-1 Device Program Policies