EARCOS – East Asia Regional Council of Schools.

One World Cover has played an active role in the international schools community in Asia for many years, with the annual EARCOS leadership conference being a key focus of our engagement, and a great chance to catch up with our clients and friends each year.

2017 – Theme: “Leading and learning: A journey of hope and joy.” Bangkok, Thailand October 26-28, 2017

A sombre start to EARCOS, with the cremation ceremony of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej taking place for the opening day of the conference.

One World Covers Michael Pennington and David Bortz were in attendance, and like all locals and attendees were wearing black in observance of the cremation ceremony of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej
One World Covers Michael Pennington and David Bortz were in attendance, and like all locals and attendees were wearing black in observance of the cremation ceremony of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej

We look forward to connecting further with our existing clients, new clients, and friends.  An enjoyable conference; great to catch up with familiar and new faces. Thanks to all who entered our prize draw. Our two prize winners are

  • Cameron Janzen of The International School Yangon
  • Dawn Brews of Montkiara International School

Prize Winner, Cameron Janzen, Chief of Operations at The International School Yangon, at EARCOS Leadership Conference, Bangkok, Thailand, October 2017, with David Bortz, Director, One World Cover.
Prize Winner, Cameron Janzen, Chief of Operations at The International School Yangon, at EARCOS Leadership Conference, Bangkok, Thailand, October 2017, with David Bortz, Director, One World Cover.

Dick Krajczar, Executive Director, at EARCOS Leadership Conference, Bangkok, Thailand, October 2017, drawing a prize winner, with Michael Pennington, Group Business Director, One World Cover.
Dick Krajczar, Executive Director, at EARCOS Leadership Conference, Bangkok, Thailand, October 2017, drawing a prize winner, with Michael Pennington, Group Business Director, One World Cover.

If you are an international school administrator, and would like to learn more about how we help international schools in the EARCOS region, with their health insurance requirements, please click here

2016 – Theme: “Create, Connect, Commit.” Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia October 27-29, 2016

The One World Cover team at EARCOS Leadership Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, October 2016.
The One World Cover team at EARCOS Leadership Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, October 2016.

Dick Krajczar, Executive Director, at EARCOS Leadership Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, October 2016, drawing a prize winner.
Dick Krajczar, Executive Director, at EARCOS Leadership Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, October 2016, drawing a prize winner.

Prize Winner, Amanda McDonald, Deputy Head of School at Utahloy International School Guangzhou, at EARCOS Leadership Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, October 2016, with David Bortz, Director, One World Cover.
Prize Winner, Amanda McDonald, Deputy Head of School at Utahloy International School Guangzhou, at EARCOS Leadership Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, October 2016, with David Bortz, Director, One World Cover.

Previous events:

In previous years, through our attendance and vigorous participation at these events we have gained great insights and understanding into the needs and concerns of international schools – not least through our lively exhibition stand which is always a social hub during the conference, with our free sweets and famed OWC prize draw.

2014 – Theme: Walking the Talk: Putting “International” into Education
Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
October 31 – November 2, 2014

Dale Cox, Head of School at Shekou International School, at EARCOS Leadership Conference, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, October 2014, drawing a prize winner with Michael Pennington, Director, One World Cover
Dale Cox, Head of School at Shekou International School, at EARCOS Leadership Conference, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, October 2014, drawing a prize winner with Michael Pennington, Director, One World Cover.

Dick Krajczar, Executive Director, at EARCOS Leadership Conference, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, October 2014, drawing a prizewinner
Dick Krajczar, Executive Director, at EARCOS Leadership Conference, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, October 2014, drawing a prizewinner.

Golf Day at EARCOS Leadership Conference, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, October 2014, with Karl Steinkamp, Dr. Thomas Penland, Joshua Chun, David Bortz
Golf Day at EARCOS Leadership Conference, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, October 2014, with Karl Steinkamp, Dr. Thomas Penland, Joshua Chun, David Bortz

2013 – Theme: Learning Without Limits
Bangkok, Thailand October 30 – November 3, 2013

Tarek Razik, Head of School, International School of Beijing (ISB),at EARCOS Leadership Conference, Bangkok, Thailand October 2013, drawing a prizewinner, with Michael Pennington, Director, One World Cover
Tarek Razik, Head of School, International School of Beijing (ISB),at EARCOS Leadership Conference, Bangkok, Thailand October 2013, drawing a prizewinner, with Michael Pennington, Director, One World Cover

Rick Wormeli, Keynote Speaker at EARCOS Leadership Conference, Bangkok, Thailand, October 2013, drawing a prizewinner
Rick Wormeli, Keynote Speaker at EARCOS Leadership Conference, Bangkok, Thailand, October 2013, drawing a prizewinner

Bill Oldread, Assistant Director EARCOS, at EARCOS Leadership Conference, Bangkok, Thailand October 2013, drawing a prizewinner, with Michael Pennington, Director, One World Cover
Bill Oldread, Assistant Director EARCOS, at EARCOS Leadership Conference, Bangkok, Thailand October 2013, drawing a prizewinner, with Michael Pennington, Director, One World Cover

Michael Pennington, David Bortz attending EARCOS Leadership Conference, Bangkok, Thailand, October 2013
Michael Pennington, David Bortz attending EARCOS Leadership Conference, Bangkok, Thailand, October 2013

2012 Theme: The “Why” of School in 2030
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
November 1-4, 2012

2011 Cancelled

2010 Theme: A Place Called School in 2030
Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
October 30 to November 2, 2010

What is EARCOS?

Consisting of 144 schools, The East Asia Regional Council of Schools (EARCOS) is a an organization which promotes educational excellence, best practice and inter-cultural understanding between its members.

EARCOS is open to elementary and secondary schools in East Asia which use English as the primary language of instruction, to help form a “learning community”, of more than 100,000 students enrolled at member institutions.

The organization’s goals include developing partnerships in the region as well as worldwide to share expertise and pass on knowledge, connecting schools and the communities where they are based to promote collaboration and access to more opportunities for learning, and engaging adults and students in learning opportunities to promote cultural understanding as well as concepts of responsibility and global citizenship.

In addition to its core membership, EARCOS has some 170 associate members which comprise of various education-related organizations and businesses.

One World Cover is proud to be one such member of this highly respected and influential body and we are an active participant in the EARCOS community, regularly attending the organization’s events and conferences.

Through our involvement with EARCOS, we have fostered closer and more intimate relations with its international school members to develop an intimate understanding of the challenges educational institutions face in providing the most appropriate and beneficial health care coverage for their staff.