Business, Computer Studies, Graphics, Photography


March Break 2017 Business Trip to China



Thirty-nine students and three staff chaperones experienced a trip of a lifetime to China over March Break 2017. They climbed the Great Wall, walked the Forbidden City and hiked to the Bronze Giant Buddha.

Students visited local businesses, including a pearl, jade and silk factory, toured the monetary authority and the world financial centre, learned how to bargain in local markets, had a tai chi lesson in Olympic Park and experienced the art of calligraphy.  Students participated in a tea ceremony and ate authentic Chinese food, sometimes without knowing really what it was!


The adventurous spirit is alive and well at Richview Collegiate - the Business Department is planning (pending Board approval) on a March Break 2018 trip to Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand.  This trip promises to be another rich and rewarding  one-of-a-kind excursion!  For more information, please email Mrs. Markakos at


Dragon’s Nest Program Finale

Richview’s Grade 11 Marketing classes, recently participated in the Dragon’s Nest highly experiential Program.  Each Dragons’ Nest project brings together students with business partners to create their own “entrepreneurial venture” and make it happen.  Students, as well as their teachers and business partners become truly entrepreneurial, they think creatively, explore possibilities, experiment, communicate, collaborate and learn critical thinking.

Richview is proud to announce that the following two venture groups, “Learn Better” & “Ugly Blend”, were selected out of 115 ventures throughout the GTA, to be one of eight teams to attend the Dragon’s Nest Finale on May 17th 2017. On this day, both groups were given the opportunity to present their “entrepreneurial venture” to a panel of business experts including: Patrick Dooling, Vice President of Finance at Rogers Communications; Gina Jeneroux, Head of Bank of Montreal Institute for Learning; Andy Potter, Partner at Deloitte; and Barbara Kool, Senior Manager at Bank of Montreal.  Based on the judging criteria from the business experts, a winning team was selected and awarded a $3,000.00 business grant, courtesy of Ryerson University, to be used to continue to pursue and expand their business project.

Congratulations to all students who participated, what an amazing experiential opportunity!


University of Waterloo’s Financial Literacy Competition

On Wednesday May 24th,  twenty-two Grade 10 Business students rose to the challenge and competed in the University of Waterloo’s Financial Literacy Competition.  This online challenge tests students’ knowledge of personal finance, wealth management, accounting and finance.  The top 3 scores are awarded a scholarship to the University of Waterloo’s prestigious School of Accounting and Finance program. Results will be published the week of June 5th.

Congratulations to all of our Grade 10 participants:

Molly C, Tyson E, Christopher R, Madeleine Y, Vashinee U, Brayden Y, Owen G, Richard P, John A, Lesia D-O, Zachary S, Matteo O, Matthew F, Tenzin T, Ryan G, Evan M, Taylor T, Ian J, Robert D, Emily R, Ben F, and Claire L

DECA Provincials 2017

This year's DECA Provincial Competition was held from February 10 - 12, 2017 at the Toronto Sheraton Convention Centre.  Richview DECA students got the opportunity to dress in business attire and participate in category specific oral and written events while competing with students from across the Province.  Congratulations to all those who competed and achieved personal best scores in their category.  
Thank you to this year's DECA team for all your time and efforts, we look forward to continue to work with DECA students in the 2017/18 school year.


One of a Kind Show


Our Grade 10 Business Students had the chance to learn first-hand about entrepreneurship by attending the One of a Kind 101 trip in November. The students enjoyed a presentation from a glass artist, who spoke about the challenges and opportunities associated with running a business.  Then, students had the opportunity to interview a variety of entrepreneurs to learn about their experiences.

Course Outlines

Mr. A. Foster
(ICS2O1) - Introduction to Computer Studies (Gr. 10) Portals/richview/docs/ICS2O1_Gr10_Intro_%20to%20Computer%20Studies_2017(1).pdf

(ICS3U1) - Introduction to Computer Science (Gr. 11)    /Portals/richview/docs/ICS3U_Gr_11_Intro_%20to%20Computer%20Science.pdf

 Mr. P. Gehbauer

(BTT1O1) - Information and Communication Technology in Business (Gr. 9)  /Portals/richview/docs/BTT1O1_Gr9_Information%20Technology_2017(1).pdf

Ms. Lasan
(BTT1O1) - Information and Communication Technology in Business (Gr. 9)  


Ms. G. Markakos
(BAF3M1) - Financial Accounting Fundamentals (Gr. 11)    /Portals/richview/docs/BAF3M%20-%20Gr11%20Accounting_2017.pdf

(BAT4M1 - Financial Accounting Principles (Gr. 12)      /Portals/richview/docs/BAT4M_%20Gr12_%20Accounting_2017.pdf

Ms. A. Thangaraja
(IDC4U1) - Financial Securities (Gr. 12)    /Portals/richview/docs/IDC4U_INTBUS_Gr12_Financial%20Securities_2017.doc

Mr. L. Ragno

(TGJ2O1) - Communications Technology (Gr. 10)  /Portals/richview/docs/TGJ2O1_%20Gr_%2010_Communications%20Technology_2017.pdf

(TGP3M1) - Photography (Gr. 11)      /Portals/richview/docs/TGP3M1_Gr_%2011_Photography_2017.pdf

(TGP4M1) - Photography (Gr. 12)      /Portals/richview/docs/TGP4M_Gr_%2012_Photography_2017.pdf

(TGG3M1) - Graphic Communications Technology (Gr. 11)   /Portals/richview/docs/TGG3M_Gr_11_Communications%20Technology_2017.pdf

(TGG4M1) - Print & Graphic Communications-Yearbook (Gr. 12) /Portals/richview/docs/TGG4M1_Gr12_Yearbook_2017.pdf

Mr. R. Sloan
(BTT1O1) - Information and Communication Technology in Business (Gr. 9) 


(BMI3C1) - Marketing:  Goods, Services, Events  (Gr. 11)   /Portals/richview/docs/BMI%203C_Gr11_Intro_%20to%20Marketing_2017.pdf

The Goals of Business Studies:

The fundamental purpose of the business studies program is to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to achieve success in secondary school, the workplace, postsecondary education or training, and daily life.

The goals of the business studies curriculum are to enable students to:

  • gain an understanding of business concepts through the study of subjects such as accounting, entrepreneurship, information and communication technology (ICT), international business, marketing, and business leadership;
  • achievebusiness,economic,financial,and digital literacy;
  • developtheskills,including critical thinking skills, and strategies required to conduct research and inquiry and communicate findings accurately, ethically, and effectively;
  • applytheknowledge,skills,and attitudes acquired through the study of business to a variety of learning tasks and relate them to business phenomena on the local, national, and global levels. The Ontario Curriculum, 2006