Two female staff members at an Upper Hutt school have resigned because of "considerable distress" caused by male students sexually harassing them.

Four Year 9 students were suspended from St Patrick's College Silverstream in February after they inappropriately filmed the female staff members, which the school's rector described at the time as "a most distressing incident of sexual harassment".

Today rector Gerard Tully confirmed the two women have resigned from the school.

"As a result of the considerable distress experienced by two of our women staff
members from an incident of sexual harassment in February, they have each decided that they are unable to continue employment at the college and have resigned," Tully said.


"We acknowledge with thanks their dedication and work in our community.

"We remain committed to developing within all our students the appreciation of, and respect for, the inherent dignity of each person. In our particular environment this specifically includes the appropriate and respectful treatment of women and girls."

Tully did not comment about the students still attending the school.