The council also anticipate seven new classroom teaching positions at the school, with those to be advertised once the headteacher is in place.
A Principle Teacher role with a salary of £38,826 will be created, as well as a team leader and support assistant to run the office.
It is estimated the cost of running the school each year will be £693,000 once the roll reaches 200 pupils.
A spokesperson for South Lanarkshire Council said: “Following the Education Committee, we will make arrangements to advertise the new post of Head Teacher as the 1st stage in the preparing for the opening of the new school in Halfway. Working together with the parents/carers of children who reside in the catchment area of the new school has begun and this will continue as we take our plans forward.
“We aim to appoint the Head Teacher for the new school between October and December 2012, so that he/she is in place to deal with the registration of the first year of intake in January 2013 and to undertake all necessary preparations for the opening of the new school. This will enable the detailed planning for the new school in consultation with future pupils, staff, parents and trades unions. It will further enable the transitions for young people to be planned well in advance of the opening of the new school in August 2013.”
Rutherglen Labour MSP, James Kelly has campaigned for more teaching posts in the past, and he said yesterday: “I welcome the announcement from the education committee today in relation to these new teaching posts.
“The investment at the new Halfway Park primary school is a real step forward for the council and the fact we are going to see some new posts and jobs within the South Lanarkshire Council region will be a welcome boost to teachers throughout the area.”